Attributes of the Teacher day 5 -- Problems

______________________Problems of the Teacher


Misunderstandings Related To The Gift Of Teaching Are:


1. Emphasis on accuracy of scriptural information but may have a tendency to neglect practical application.

2. Use of knowledge may appear prideful. “Knowledge puffeth up.”
a. needs to be careful not to appear a know-it-all
b. needs to share in an humble way.


3. May appear critical when they spot little factual errors in the teaching of others.
a. has tendency to throw the baby out with the bath water.
b. needs to work on taking hold of all Truth and throwing out only the error.
c. needs to recognize there is no one absolutely perfect except Jesus.


4. Concern for detail may appear boring or unnecessary to others. (Except by others with teaching gift.)
a. often feels unappreciated for all his research.
b. wants to continue until finished sharing all the facts and gets annoyed if interrupted to “chase a rabbit”.


5. Emphasis on research may appear that he has a greater dependency on the work of others than a dependency on the Holy Spirit. They just want to get the facts and assume others know they’re trusting the Holy Spirit.


6. Emphasis on research may appear that they despise practical wisdom of uneducated teachers.
a. “degrees” don’t guarantee wisdom, skill in communication or growth in the Christian life.
b. wisest people in this world often have not been to higher levels of education.
c. HOWEVER, there are no prizes for being ignorant, either.
d. The real issue is in finding the truth of God


7. May appear to lack warmth and feeling when teaching.




EVIDENT DISTINCTIONS OF THE GIFT OF TEACHING WHEN WALKING…


In the Flesh…........................................ In the Spirit…Self Indulgent ..........................................................Self Control
Disrespectful ............................................................Reverent
Slothful .....................................................................Diligent
Incomplete ...............................................................Thorough
Inconsistent .............................................................Dependable
Anxious .....................................................................Secure
Restless .....................................................................Patient
Deceptive ..................................................................Truthful

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